Support Eating Disorders Awareness Week and help Beat Sock it to Eating Disorders

Beat is the UK’s only national charity supporting people affected by eating disorders. Sock it to Eating Disorders is our annual fundraising and awareness raising campaign taking place during Eating Disorders Awareness Week, 24 February-2 March 2014.  We would love your school to take part and to say thank you we've produced a free PHSE resource on eating disorders.

What are eating disorders?
Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses affecting over 1.6 million people in the UK – young people aged 12-20 are the most at risk of developing an eating disorder - however the NHS has recently reported a significant number of hospital admissions for young people in the 10-14 age range.

Why support Eating Disorders Awareness Week in your school?
In the Ofsted Report ‘Not yet good enough: PSHE education in schools’ published May 2013 when asked which topics they would like to learn about in school but are currently not, over three in ten (31%) of the panelists of students wanted more information on eating disorders such as anorexia. 

FREE PSHE resources
To help address this issue Beat has developed a FREE comprehensive PSHE classroom activity for primary schools.  When you receive your Sock it to Eating Disorders fundraising pack we will also provide you with resources aimed specifically at KS2 with starter and plenary which will contribute to SEAL targets.  The activity will provide you with the resources to run a 30 minute lesson, including a downloadable film on eating disorders together with a quiz and discussion topics.

Register for Sock it to Eating Disorders
Sign up today to register for your free fundraising pack and receive your PSHE classroom activity. Sock it to Eating Disorders is a fun way for your school to fundraise for Beat so we can continue to run our essential support services and raise awareness of these serious mental illnesses.  The pack contains everything you will need to organise a ‘silly sock’ event.

Beat’s training services for schools
This free classroom activity is just a taster of the extensive training and resources we can offer schools.  Our Educate Plus training provides teachers with the skills and knowledge to ensure your school is active in the prevention, detection and support of those with eating disorders.  We also offer a PSHE CD resource equipping you to deliver full, interactive lessons on self-esteem, body image and eating disorders.   

Beat, Wensum House, 103 Prince of Wales Road, Norwich NR1 1DW
Registered charity number 801343